Meet The Team

This is the page about us – theGIST team. We are always more than happy to answer your questions, so don’t be shy. For general enquiries, please contact

 

  • HEAD OF STRATHCLYDE/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Katrina Wesencraft

    – Has an MSc in Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy, now working on her PhD at the University of Strathclyde
    – Main point of contact for University of Strathclyde
    – Katrina’s hobbies include dying her hair and eating cheese

 

  • HEAD OF GLASGOW/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Miruna Costreie

    – A Neuroscience undergraduate at The University of Glasgow
    – Main point of contact for University of Glasgow
    – Miruna is cool…with whatever related to science, music or nature 🙂

 

  • SUBMISSIONS EDITOR: Sonya Frazier

    – A PhD student at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow
    – Manages feature submissions and the editing process
    – Besides all kinds of science stuff, Sonya loves to travel

 

  • DEPUTY SUBMISSIONS EDITOR: Kirstin Leslie

    – A Public Health and Precision Medicine PhD student at the University of Glasgow
    – Supports the Submissions Editor in managing the article submissions process
    – Spends her days telling people she is going to ‘eat less sugar’ and then proceeds to have cheesecake for breakfast, reading, surfing twitter, practicing yoga, and going out for dinner

 

  • SNIPPETS EDITOR: Frankie MacPherson

    – 4th year Chemistry with Medicinal Chem MSci student, currently in Lyon for a placement year
    – Handles all snippet submissions and editing
    – Frankie loves music, writing, and reading, as well as travelling and exploring new cities and cultures

 

  • DEPUTY SNIPPETS EDITOR: Sara Berent

    – An undergraduate student of Immunology at University of Glasgow
    – Assists with snippet editing
    – Her dream career involves working with astronauts and space agencies to investigate the influence of space on human physiology, in particular the immune system

 

  • HEAD OF COPYEDITING: Gemma Donnelly

    – A Neuroscience & Psychology PhD student at the University of Glasgow
    – Oversees and delegates copy-editing

 

  • DEPUTY COPYEDITING: Maisie Keogh

    – A postgraduate student at the University of Strathclyde studying a MSc in Biofluid Mechanics
    – Assists the Head of Copyediting with management of feature editing and delegation
    – Maisie likes drinking coffee profusely and procrastinating heavily

 

  • HEAD OF MULTIMEDIA: Gabriela De Sousa

    – A Psychology & Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Glasgow
    – Responsible for video and podcast production
    – Gabriela likes to justify her love of food with infrequent gym trips, and obsessively playing hospital simulator games

 

  • DEPUTY MULTIMEDIA: Claire Smith

    – Assists the head with video and podcast production

 

  • EVENTS & FINANCE MANAGER: Beth Waddington

    – Currently working on her PhD at the University of Glasgow researching Motor Neurone Disease
    – Sources and deals with funding for events, activities, and the magazine
    – Beth is on the trampolining team for the University of Glasgow and loves reading

 

  • EVENTS & FINANCE DEPUTY: Ailish McCafferty

    – Assists the Events & Finance Manager with event planning, funding sourcing, and other activities

 

  • HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Caitlin Duncan

    – Currently a PhD student at Glasgow University investigating precision medicine in rheumatoid arthritis
    – Responsible for theGIST communication via Newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, & Instagram
    – When not doing research, Caitlin enjoys regularly attending public engagement events, going to the gym, and binging Netflix

 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA DEPUTY: Elizabeth Nicholson

    – Parasitology undergraduate at the University of Glasgow
    – Assists the head with theGIST communication via Newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, & Instagram
    – “I’m hysterically afraid of wasps, and Bruce Springsteen is my guilty pleasure. Love sport, can’t do a pull up”

 

  • HEAD OF DESIGN: Jack Knowles

    – A final year Microbiology student at the University of Glasgow
    – Responsible for poster and magazine layout, and designing promotional materials for social media
    – Jack is hoping to continue in virus research or science communication after graduating and ran for Head of Design due to an obsession with making sure everything lines up nicely. His hobbies include swimming, music festivals, debating and spontaneously racing the people on nearby treadmills without their knowledge

 

  • DESIGN DEPUTY: Roxanna Munir

    – Currently a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University investigating novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    – Assists the head with layout and design of the magazine, posters and promotional materials
    – “I have four main passions in life: science, art, rap, puns and cats. I am also bad at maths”

 

  • HEAD OF WEB: Ross Laidlaw

    – Undergraduate Immunology student at the University of Glasgow
    – Manages the website, server, email, and related submissions processes/pages
    – Massive film nerd who genuinely finds election night exciting, likes to think he can play the keyboard, and has an unhealthy penchant for Tescos 79p salt and vinegar crisps